Southeastern to auction Roberts' signed jersey on eBay
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ROBERTS AUTOGRAPHS JERSEY – ABC “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, a 1983 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, autographs a replica of her jersey that was retired at a ceremony earlier this year at the university. Looking on are Athletics Director Bart Bellairs and Patsy Causey, president of the PRIDE mentoring and support organization.
HAMMOND – A replica of a basketball jersey autographed by Southeastern Louisiana University graduate and ABC “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is up for auction on eBay as a fund-raiser for student-athletic scholarships at her alma mater.
A 1983 Southeastern graduate and power forward and center, Roberts saw her jersey retired in ceremonies at the University Center in February.
In addition to the framed jersey, the auction package includes a retirement ceremony program, specially designed jersey retirement trading card featuring Roberts, an invitation and ticket to the reception honoring her, and an unused ticket to the game played in conjunction with the retirement ceremony, said Lori Davis Jones, head coach of the Lady Lions basketball team.
The jersey and other materials will be shipped free to the winning bidder, and payment via Paypal is accepted. The auction listing can be viewed at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300558981134. Bidding will close on May 29.
Jones said all funds raised from the auction will benefit the Lady Lions support organization PRIDE (Positive Role-models Involved in the Development of Excellence). A mentoring and support organization, the group dedicates all money it raises toward the annual PRIDE scholarship, a program that provides Lady Lion basketball players with financial support for post sports eligibility coursework.
“Since its creation in 2007, PRIDE has generated more than $50,000,” said Jones. “PRIDE is unique in the Southland Conference and an invaluable resource to the Lady Lion program.”